Aperture Gallery Past Exhibitions
For the past several years—and with seemingly limitless access—American photographer Richard Ross has been making unsettling and thought-provoking pictures of architectural spaces that exert power over the individuals within them. These compelling, sometimes disturbing, images are brought together in Architecture of Authority, which is accompanied by a book of the same title.
Ten Series Photographs by Matthew Sleeth and In Almost Every Picture Collected and Edited by Erik KesselsTuesday, March 4, 2008–Saturday, May 17, 2008
Ten Series and In Almost Every Picture explore the tension between the perceived realism offered by photography and the simultaneous realization that we can never really know anything concrete through the photographic image. In Ten Series and In Almost Every Picture, the everyday has never looked so ordinary or so strange.
For the past fifteen years, Dawoud Bey has made striking, large-scale color portraits of students at high schools across the United States. Depicting teenagers from a wide economic, social, and ethnic spectrum—and intensely attentive to their poses and gestures—he has created a highly diverse group portrait of a generation that challenges teenage stereotypes.
In Paris—New York—Shanghai, Dutch conceptual artist Hans Eijkelboom creates a clever and witty comparative study of three major contemporary metropolises, each selected for having been (or promising to be) the cultural capital of its time—Paris during the nineteenth century; New York, the twentieth; and Shanghai, the twenty-first.
The broadest and most revealing survey of its kind, Lisette Model and Her Successors brings together for the first time a selection of vintage works by Lisette Model—one of the last century’s most significant photographers—and thirteen of her students who went on to leave their own marks on American photographic history.